The Bradwell Institute boys’ track team eked out 10 extra points to beat Effingham County in the Region 3-AAAAA track meet at Ware County High School last weekend. The Lady Tigers finished second overall in the region.
According to track coach DeAndre Davis, the Effingham County boys were the ones to beat. In previous meets the Rebels had beaten the Tiger boys by a range of 25-40 points. But the coach said the Tiger boys didn’t let the rain slow them.
It was the Tigers sixth region trophy in seven years.
Davis said the Tigers and Rebels were tied going into the last two events with 112 points each. The Tigers’ earned 135 points to Effingham’s 125.
Tiger Desman Martin won the triple jump with a leap of 46’ 2” inches, earning him the national elite status and a third-place state ranking. Ziere Diggs was the region champion in the 110- (15.59) and 300-meter hurdle races (40.58). Sterling Burns won the region championship in the shot put (47’ 3.5”) and Stephon Green won the discus throw (119’ 0.50”)
Lady Tiger Michaela Calvin won the 800-meter run (2:35.72), Tierra Mathis brought home the triple jump title (32’ 9”) and Brianna Johnson took the 300-meter hurdles (49.50).
Calvin, Katara Burks, Johnson and Dayonna Wynn won the 4X400 relay (4:12.92).
The Tigers will compete in the state meet in May. The girls compete May 1-3 in Albany. The boys meet is May 8-10.